Mount Isa sporting fun: Do you spectate or partake

Whether you want to watch sport, coach a team, play yourself or have your kids play, there’s plenty of sport in Mount Isa for everyone – men, women and kids. It also has a rich sporting history. Famous Mt Isa sports stars include golfer Greg Norman and tennis ace Pat Rafter!

Where to watch live sport in Mount Isa

Mount Isa has some great live sporting venues, including:

  • Alec Inch Oval hosts rugby league action throughout winter. It has a capacity of 4,000 with two undercover grandstands. It has day and night matches at both junior and senior levels during the rugby league season. Kalyn Ponga and Scott Prince are two of the many rugby league stars who played their early football in Mt Isa.
  • Buchanan Park Arena (where the famous Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is held in August each year – it’s the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere).

Buchanan Park Arena is also a popular venue for motorsport shows until the planned new North West Motor Sports Complex is built in Mt Isa. It can cater for 4,500 spectators and has all the modern amenities you’d expect.

If you’re more of a ‘pub TV’ spectator of sporting events both in Australia and around the world, you can make them social events with your mates at two popular sports bars in town – the Blarney Bay at the Mount Isa Irish Club or the Rodeo Bar & Grill at the Isa Hotel

The Blarney Bar has a giant LED screen and 14 large LCD TV screens to ensure you won’t miss any action no matter where you’re seated.

Sports to play or coach in Mount Isa

If you or your kids would like to play sport in Mt Isa (or you’d like to coach), you have more than 30 different sports and over 70 local clubs to choose from. They include:

How we can help

If you’re looking to move to Mt Isa or any surrounding areas in north west Queensland, our real estate agency can help. Jays Real Estate is based in Mt Isa and has been servicing the needs of property sellers, buyers and renters in the region for over 50 years. 

Contact us today to talk with a real estate agent or property manager who has local knowledge you can trust.